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Charles W. Smith, MD
Charles W. Smith, M.D., is the Founder, Chairman, and Medical Director of eDocAmerica, and is a board certified family physician with over 35 years of experience in practice. He is the director of the primary care service line at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and is professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where he has been serving since 1989. In his role at UAMS, he also serves as the medical director for UAMS Medical Center and the physician director of medical informatics at the University. In this role, he is responsible for the clinical care in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, and Geriatrics. He is also in charge of UAMS’s off site clinics.
Kent W. Davidson is a Family Physician currently in private practice at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics in Little Rock Arkansas where he serves as the director of Sports Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he completed his Family Practice Residency in 1979. Prior to entering private practice, he was an Associate Professor of Family Practice in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in Little Rock where he served as Predoctoral and Residency Director. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
Joseph A. Banken, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Arkansas and Texas with over 15 years of experience in the professional practice of psychology. He has been listed in the National Register for Health Providers of Psychology for over 10 years.
As a psychologist who has worked in a variety of treatment programs including Telehealth, Dr. Banken has treated the majority of behavioral health concerns and illnesses that occur in children and adults. He has a special interest in women’s health issues and substance abuse.
Dr. Anita Bennett is in private practice at The Family Clinic in Little Rock, AR. She received her undergraduate degree from UCA in Conway, AR. She graduated medical school in 1989 at University Arkansas for Medical Sciences, then completed residency training in Family Medicine at UAMS Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1992. Dr. Bennett is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. After completing residency, Dr. Bennett served in a federally funded Community Health Center clinic in Hazen, AR for 5 years prior to entering private practice in Little Rock.
Libbi Calloway RD,LD received her BS from Mississippi State University and completed her dietetic internship from UAMS. In December 2010, she will complete her Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama. Libbi is registered and licensed in the state of Arkansas.
Libbi works at Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she specializes in inpatient and outpatient care of high risk term and preterm infants. She also enjoys doing research with preterm infants post-discharge from the NICU.
Dr. Coulter is a graduate from Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 1990 with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. She completed an Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency at Wm. S. Middleton Veteran’s Hospital/University of Wisconsin University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin in June 1991. She was a faculty member, and associate professor, of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest Arkansas Family Practice Residency Program and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy from July 1991 to Jan 2005.
Dr. Ecker is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is licensed to practice in North Carolina and Texas. Dr. Ecker completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His ties with Texas include an MD from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. He is a current member of the American Medical Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.
Dr. Hudson rejoined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the AHEC-NW Family Medicine residency faculty in September 2009. Prior to returning, she was a clinical pharmacist at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas providing care to patients in the intensive care unit, critical care unit, and senior health unit. Dr. Hudson received her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Her residency training specializing in Primary Care was at the William S. Middleton VA Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin where she also held an appointment with the Wisconsin School of Pharmacy as a Clinical instructor.
Dr. Raymond F. Jarris, Jr. received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also certified as a Medical Review Officer. Dr. Jarris is an experienced family and emergency physician. He has 18 years clinical experience in emergency settings and presently works at the Swedish Medical Center Ballard Campus in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Jarris is licensed to practice medicine in Washington, Alaska, California, Ohio, and numerous other states.
Val Jones, M.D., is a Board Certified rehabilitation medicine specialist licensed to practice in 6 states (NY, CA, DC, MD, SC and VA). She is a 2001 graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the CEO of Better Health, LLC, a medical blogging network. Most recently she was the Senior Medical Director of Revolution Health, a consumer health portal with over 120 million page views per month in its network. Prior to her work with Revolution Health, Dr. Jones served as the founding editor of Clinical Nutrition & Obesity, a peer-reviewed e-section of the online Medscape Journal of Medicine.
Arlo Kahn, MD is a Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the College of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He holds the Harold Silberbush, MD Endowed Chair and directs the Division of Preventive Medicine within the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He is also a Policy Advisor for the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI).
Dr. Rakel started his career near the Teton Mountains in Driggs, Idaho where he was in rural private practice for five years before completing a two-year residential fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is the founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine Program and associate professor with tenure in the department on family medicine at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
Sydney Rephan, RD, LD received her BS from UCA in 1997, is certified by the Arkansas Board of Dietetics since 1998 and is a member of the American Dietetics Association. She works at UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine providing nutrition and patient education services in the Family Medical Center and providing nutritional education to the Family Practice Residents there. In addition she works with research projects involving weight loss at the UAMS College of Public Health providing online weight loss counseling.
Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H., is Vice President for Primary Care at Eisenhower Medicine Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Dr. Scherger is Clinical Professor of Family & Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD). He is also Medical Director for Quality and Informatics at Lumetra. Dr. Scherger’s main focus is on the redesign of office practice using the tools of information technology and quality improvement. Originally from Delphos, Ohio, Dr. Scherger graduated from the University of Dayton in 1971, summa cum laude.
Dr. Strode is also a board certified family physician with 20+ years of experience in practice. Dr. Strode has served as acting chair of the Department of Family Medicine at UAMS and has also served as the president of the Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians. He is currently Director of the UAMS Telemedicine Program and Medical Director of the UAMS Rural Hospital Program. Dr. Strode shares eDocAmerica coverage responsibilities with Dr. Smith.
Dr. Tramel is married and resides in Little Rock, AR. For 26 years he has maintained a private practice in Family Dentistry in Little Rock where the primary focuses of his practice are preventive dentistry, patient education, aesthetics, and implant restoration.
Dr. Tramel received a BS degree in chemistry from the University of Mississippi in 1977 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in 1982.
Daniel J. Van Durme, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health at the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee. He previously spent many years in the Tampa Bay area in both full-time private practice and as a faculty at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.
Dr. Van Durme is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
Victor G. Vargas, M.D. is in private practice at Arkansas Specialty Orthopedics in Little Rock, AR. Dr. Vargas is a double trained physician, he completed residency in Family Medicine as well as in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
Dr. Vargas is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Latin American Orthopeadic and Traumatology Society (SLAOT) and the Colombian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgery Society (SCCOT) among others.
Dr. Richard Henry is in private practice at Eye-Care Surgical Associates in North Little Rock, AR. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1970. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and graduated with Medical Degree in 1974.
Dr. Rodriguez is a board certified Family Physician and associate professor of Family Medicine and Rural Health. He is also co-director of the Center for Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine at the Florida State University College of Medicine. His main areas of interest are Minority (especially Latino) health and preparation of the next generation of physicians to care for them.